If you have been selected as a juror, it is recommended to read the Handbook for Jurors.
Please be aware of scam emails and phone calls asking to complete a survey and may appear to come from State or Federal Courts. These emails and phone calls are fraudulent and have no connection with any Court. Clarion County Court of Common Pleas will NEVER contact a potential juror by phone or email.
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that all persons entitled to a jury trial in a civil or criminal action should have the right to jurors selected at random from a representative cross-section of the eligible population of Clarion County. It is further the policy of the Commonwealth that all qualified citizens shall have the opportunity to be considered for service as jurors in the Courts of this Commonwealth, and shall have an obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose and no citizens shall be excluded from the service as a juror on he basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin or economic status.
By law, NO PERSON SHALL BE EXEMPT OR EXCUSED FROM JURY DUTY EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
- Persons in active service of the armed forces of the United States or Pennsylvania
- Persons who have served as jurors within the last three (3) years, except persons who served less than three (3) days, in which case they are exempt for only one (1) year.
- Persons who can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Court that jury service will involve undue hardship or extreme inconvenience.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
If you are disabled and require special accommodations, please notify this office 72 hours in advance of the above date at (814) 226-9351.
Please be aware of Clarion County's Court of Common Pleas PROHIBITION OF CELL PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN THE COURTROOMS